Army and Navy Academy

  • Army & Navy Academy is a College Preparatory Boarding & Day School that prepares boys in Grades 7-12 for success in college and far beyond. For over a century, the Academy`s emphasis on responsibility, accountability, and motivation has provided a life-changing experience for young men.
  • Students benefit from having a greater degree of structure, motivation and discipline in their daily routine.
  • Students gain life skills in time management, goal-setting, communication skills, and leadership.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1910
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students320 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
Students by Grade Army and Navy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$41,500
Tuition NotesBase tuition does not include books, uniforms, incidentals, and special programs.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDarrin Knox
Admissions AssociateJon Rae


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Cycling, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryCross Fit,
CyclingDrill Team,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anti-Bullying, ASB, Astronomy, Aviation, Book Club, Business Club, California Scholarship Federation, Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Community Service Club, Computer Science, Creative Problem Solving Club, Forensics Club, Games Club, Garden Club, Green Club, Harvard Model Congress, Hispanic Heritage Club, Interact Club, International Club, JROTC Club, Key Club, Makers Club, Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Counseling, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
ANA TV Production, Drawing and Painting, Marching Band, Music Composition on MAC, Percussion Club, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Crossfit, Scuba Club, Strength & Conditioning, Surf Team, Weightlifting

School Notes

  • Confident, independent, and resilient are just some of the words that describe the Army and Navy Academy student.
  • Located on the coast in San Diego County, California, Army and Navy Academy is truly unique.
  • Surfing, Varsity and JV sports, and outdoor activities offer fun and challenge. 
  • Our college preparatory curriculum is catered to the ways that boys learn best both inside and outside the classroom. 
  • As a Gurian Model School, the interactive lessons, small class sizes, personal attention, and formal leadership training motivate students to reach their full potential.
  • As a private military school with a JROTC program, cadets are educated to a set of core values that shape all aspects of life. Honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and gratitude are the cornerstones.
  • Most students matriculate to traditional colleges and universites; however, a small percentage attend top service academies or attend ROTC universities. 
  • The Academy is a private nonprofit institution. 

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